Properties worth over N500 million was destroyed by heavy rainstorm at Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo in Ebonyi state.
The incident which took place on Monday night was said to have pulled off the roofs of about eight buildings in the school and destroyed many solar powered security lights, and pulled down many economic trees, among others things.
The rainstorm also destroyed equipment, documents, and other office materials in the affected buildings.
Addressing journalist on the ugly development, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba lamented that the disaster has badly affected teaching and learning in the institution.
“I am shocked and devastated. I had to call off my meeting in Enugu yesterday to come back. It’s scary and worrisome. What do we do? The destruction is massive; not just in terms of the roofs and buildings but also laboratory, computers, tables, files, computers and others. It’s not good at all”, he said.
Some of the affected buildings destroyed are: Faculty of science, administrative block, needs assessment building, about 15 Solar-powered security lights stands, and two female halls of residence.
Others includes; the university library, ICT building, Pro-Chancellor’s office, entrepreneurship and employability centre, and the main University auditorium among others.
Blueprint learnt that the University’s library roof and the ceiling were badly damaged and many books, documents, computers, and other gadgets were affected.